All STEM librarians will be in the same location, creating a synergy and concentration of expertise that will be helpful in research and problem-solving. The specialist for GIS and geospatial data, headquartered in McKeldin Library, will also work with the science librarians there in a new satellite office.
Faculty can expect faster online delivery of articles as a result of efficiencies realized by adopting workflows already in place at EPSL and McKeldin Library. Printed materials will continue to be delivered to campus offices.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library is an active part of the Research Commons
, a unit of the University Libraries that compiles high-level research under one umbrella, expanding the boundaries of a traditional library. Services now a part of the Research Commons will continue in the merged space, where, for example, research projects are displayed on screens and a STEAM Salon
series showcases current research of students and faculty. A 3D printer will relocate to a nicer, more visible space allowing more collaboration.